Hungary most likely link to bird flu

IMPORTS of poultry products from Hungary were the “most plausible” cause of the outbreak of bird flu at a Suffolk turkey farm, the government said today.

IMPORTS of poultry products from Hungary were the “most plausible” cause of the outbreak of bird flu at a Suffolk turkey farm, the government said today.

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs said initial findings showed it was “highly unlikely” wild birds were the source of the H5N1 outbreak at the Bernard Matthews farm.

Government scientists have confirmed that the strain of bird flu responsible for the outbreak in Suffolk was “essentially identical” to the virus found in Hungary.

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